Friday, May 30, 2008
With Daddy's help, we got all three to smile at once in the top photo. The 2nd one is funny to me because Daniel looks so put upon, so I call that the "Daniel Sandwich" photo. The last one is where Daddy was playing with the Caleb boy as he was a bit grumpy for the photo shoot overall. I might add here that Josiah is also sick with some cold thing-a-ma-bob like me. The difference though is that he has energy (as usual) and I don't. How is that fair? Oh yeah, life isn't fair, I almost forgot! Enjoy the photos and have a great day!
The other day he wanted me to tell the story of "Mater and the Ghostlight." http://video.yahoo.com/watch/142876 He lines up all his cars in a long line and puts both his Sheriffs on the other side facing all the cars. Then he says, "Momma, tell Mater and Ghostlight." So I started to tell it and with a funny voice I said, "Once upon a time in Radiator Springs there was a mysterious blue glow..." Then I started laughing really hard and he started laughing too. Josiah then points at me and says with a mustered up serious face, "Don't laugh, Momma. Tell story!" I attempted to tell the story and started laughing again and he tried to make me serious again. We had a lot of laughs that night before bedtime!
We were reading one of his I-Spy books and he pointed out a little figurine and it went something like this:
Josiah: It's a boy. What's name?
Me: I don't know his name. You can make it up. You tell me what his name is.
Josiah: Yeah, Trentrome. He's a man. He has a sword. He's bad man. He hates bears.
(As a side note, we watched Brother Bear on the Disney channel the other day, so the hating bears part probably came from that show.)
Josiah then points to the figurine again.
Josiah: This is Daddy.
Me: I thought it was Trentrome?
Josiah: No, it's Dada now!
Me: What does Dada do?
Josiah: He works.
Me: Where does he work?
Josiah: At work.
At this point, I tried to get him to say "Pemco" as that it where Daddy works.
Me: Can you say Pemco?
Josiah: NO, I can't say that.
Today's dialogue this morning:
Me: Mommy is an adult. You are a kid.
Josiah: I am not a duck!
Me: No, silly I didn't say you were a duck. Mommy is an adult, you are a kid.
Josiah: I'm boy!
(I eventually got him to pronounce the the word "adult.")
After all that...please pray for me. This is all very frustrating indeed and I am up at the lovely 2:00 AM hour today because Caleb woke up briefly because he was squiggling down his seat and got the blankie over his head. I fixed him up and gave him a pacifier and he fell back asleep after I already got his bottle ready and such. Well, I guess it gave me an excuse to write a blog post and take another Sudafed before trying to sleep again only to wake up around 4:30 again to feed the boys. Maybe they will sleep until 5 AM or perhaps 6 AM...yeah pray for that! (Amd by the time you pray they will already be up! Hee hee!)
Anyway, in my self pity I will now dutifully quote James (which I am working to memorize) "Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds, because the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." I am determined to learn something through all this illness. Whether it be patience in annoying circumstances or something else I don't know, but with the Lord's help I will learn it! Blessings to you all! Thanks for your prayers!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
He was a very good boy for the doctor and behaved very well at the hospital even though it was well past his bedtime. Now it is my bedtime too! Goodnight!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I decided it had been far too long since we had some cute Carpenter kid photos, so I did a make-shift photo shoot today! With Sharel's help, I got some fun smiles from the boys as well. Josiah wanted in on the action and so I got a nice cheesey grin from him also! As a side note, Caleb has been under the weather a bit recently. He has had a slight fever, but no other symptoms other than he isn't eating quite as much as usual. He may be teething, but I haven't seen any teeth, so who knows. He has been super sleepy, so I am hoping that the extra sleep will nip whatever he has (if a virus) in the bud! Daniel is finally well and I am hoping he won't have anymore colds for a while!
David and I were talking the other day and we concluded that perhaps for me, in these times where it all seems so overwhelming, it is my opportunity to remain humble and look to the Lord for strength as it is clear that my strength is always inadequate for the task. I am attempting to take hold of these opportunities and look forward to the growth that it will produce in my life as well as the lives of these little guys. I have been memorizing the book of James and I think it was well put when it says, "...the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." As a twin mom, the "not lacking anything" part would sure be welcome at this point! I know I am not anywhere near there yet as this is a lifetime process. My current goal is to learn to draw on the Lord's calm in the storms I experience. To be firm with my children, but not lose control. To be self controlled with my time and to take time to play with my children. Speaking of which, Josiah is putting all his cars on the table for yet another reinactment of "Mater and the Ghost Light"...don't ask!! For those of you that have seen "Cars" you are perhaps familiar with this story. We have a lot of the small replica cars from the movie and I am called upon to tell the story over and over again.
The Ghost Light calls...off I go! Blessings to you all!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Saturday, May 03, 2008
As you can see, we got some nice pictures from the trip as well including a fun shot of all the grandsons with Grandma and Grandpa. If you look closely you will see that the twins are wearing very special shirts that say "I Love My Grandpa" and "I Love my Grandma." Josiah wasn't as willing to pose for this picture, but this one of him making a funny face was the closest I could get to a smile! Daniel was super tired in this photo and afterward he slept for 4 hours! He didn't get much sleep on the way over because Josiah kept bothering him the whole way there. And so it begins, the brother torture, I guess! Caleb fussed off and on the whole trip back and didn't really sleep again until we got home when Daddy wrapped him up properly for sleeping. Don't you know it is impossible to sleep without being in our baby burrito mode?
Here are a couple of other photos from the event that turned out nicely. Josiah had a steady diet of strawberries and dessert at the luncheon. Apparently, the variety of salads there weren't Josiah-friendly. They were super good though! Maybe one day he will try some new foods!
Friday, May 02, 2008
David let Josiah wear his headphones today and had him listen to some music on his mp3 player. He appeared to be in this funny trance as he was listening, that we captured here on film. Another funny thing that happened with him today was that David was reading him his favorite I-Spy book and for a joke said, "Where is the flying rhinoceros?" (which of course there was none) and Josiah replied with, "Lu-Lu flies." Now those of you who watch any Nick Jr. with your kids will maybe know of the cartoon called, "Ni-hao Kai-lan." On this show, they have a rhinoceros that carries a balloon and flies around named Lu-Lu. So I say, "Josiah--ONE, Daddy--ZERO" on that joke! David had no clue as to what Josiah was telling him, so luckily I was there to translate!
Our little Caleb boy gave us a real chuckle today too when he worked himself really far down in his car seat (as pictured here) and managed to fall asleep that way all the while holding onto his rings! Incidentally, this must not have been very comfortable as he did wake up at some point and I had to re-wrap him and set him back up in the chair more. It was very cute though! He is a our little squirmy one!